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Living Wills

A living will is a document that allows you to determine how you want to be treated in certain medical situations.  Within a living will you can designate whether you want life-sustaining measures to be taken if you become incapacitated and unable to make your own medical decisions.  Some of these measures include CPR, being provided food and water, use of a respirator and blood transfusions.

Because a living will is not valid unless it follows the specific language found in Florida Statute 765.03, it is extremely important to have a skilled and knowledgeable attorney draft your living will.  Under Florida law, a living will can be used when a person is in a persistent vegetative state, suffering from a terminal condition, or an end stage condition.  The patient’s physician must decide whether the patient is unable to make their own medical decisions.

If you or a loved one are considering drafting estate planning tools such as a living will, or you would like more information, please contact Winston Law, P.A. at (561) 670-9375 or [email protected] for your initial consultation.


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